Ukraine liquidated a quarter of a billion dollars debt
Ukraine returned 750 million dollars to Sberbank of Russia and VTB Capital plc. This was reported in the Department of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine.
The Heads of Sberbank of Russia and VTB Capital plc granted loan under 6.5% p.a. in mid-September to December, 12 of the current year. The rate increased to 9.5%according to the terms of the loan agreement after December, 12.
During the week from 23 to 30 December, Ukraine paid 7.27 billion of external debt. This according to the exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine is 0.91 billion dollars. At the same time, due to the purchase of Ukrainian Eurobonds by the Russian Federation, the national debt of Ukraine amounts $ 23.98 billion dollars, that in terms of the US dollar amounts 3 billion.
Basing on the National Bank of Ukraine data, in 2013, the ratio of paying credit by the state increased by 18.6% (including the external — by 29.4%) compared to 2012.